Career Ready Tempe

by Kristian Johnson

This summer, the Tempe Chamber of Commerce and the City of Tempe will launch Career Ready Tempe, a two-year youth workforce pilot program intended to tackle barriers to employability for income-eligible youth and help employers create a robust youth talent pipeline. Teens preparing for today’s workforce have co-existed with the internet for the entirety of their existence. … [More]

Tempe Chamber Announces Tempe Streetcar Asset Assistance Loan Program

by Kristian Johnson

In a partnership of the City of Tempe, the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, SCORE and One AZCredit Union, a Tempe Streetcar Asset Assistance program was announced in December of 2018. The purpose of the program is to provide low-interest loan opportunities to businesses directly adjacent to the streetcar route during construction. The Tempe Streetcar project is a three-mile route … [More]

Tempe Chamber Women in Business Announces the 2018-2019 Mentoring Program 

by Kristian Johnson

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Council launched its annual mentoring program with 11 pairs of mentors and protégés. The selected participants began the six-month program on December 13th. The program focuses on self-discovery, professional development, making connections, sharing experiences and much more. Each participant was asked to complete a TTI/DISC … [More]

Tempe Chamber Welcomes New Staff

by Kristian Johnson

Erika Acorn, Business Development Specialist Erika’s role is to develop and implement programs to increase membership and sponsorships. She has worked for a nonprofit membership-based company where she was able to connect members with new opportunities and create programs that aligned with their needs. She brings experience in community engagement, brand development and … [More]

State of the City with Mayor Mark Mitchell Breaks Records

by Kristian Johnson

Innovation, Discovery, Education, Arts – IDEA Tempe was the theme of the 20th Annual State of the City Address by Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell. Hosted by the Tempe Chamber of Commerce at the Marriott Buttes Resort Tempe, the event welcomed 600 distinguished sponsors and guests to hear Mayor Mitchell reflect on the past year’s success and discuss new projects for Tempe’s future. … [More]